Diogenes

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  • an ancient Greek philosopher and Cynic who rejected social conventions (circa 400-325 BC)

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  • an ancient Greek philosopher and Cynic who rejected social conventions (circa 400-325 BC)

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  • Diogenes of Sinope: "Diogenes" redirects here. For other uses, see Diogenes (disambiguation). Diogenes of Sinope (/daɪˈɒdʒəˌniːz/; Greek: Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς, Diogenēs ho
  • Diogenes Laërtius: Diogenes Laertius (/daɪˈɒdʒᵻniːz leɪˈɜːrʃiəs/; Greek: Διογένης Λαέρτιος, Diogenēs Laertios; fl. c. 3rd century ) was a biographer of the Greek philosophers
  • Constantine Diogenes: For other people named Constantine Diogenes, see Constantine Diogenes (disambiguation). Constantine Diogenes (Greek: Κωνσταντῖνος Διογένης; died 1032)
  • Diogenes of Byzantium: Diogenes (Greek: Διογένης; died c. 129) was the bishop of Byzantium for approximately fifteen years (114–129 AD). He succeeded Bishop Sedecion. He was
  • Romanos IV Diogenes: Romanos IV Diogenes (Greek: Ρωμανός Δʹ Διογένης, Rōmanós IV Diogénēs), also known as Romanus IV, was a member of the Byzantine military aristocracy who
  • Diogenes of Tarsus: World of Diogenes of Oenoanda, page 53. University of Michigan Press. (1996). Strabo, xiv.5.15 Diogenes Laërtius, x. 26, 119, 136, 138 Diogenes Laërtius
  • Diogenes of Babylon: Seleucia, see Diogenes of Seleucia. Diogenes of Babylon (also known as Diogenes of Seleucia; Greek: Διογένης Βαβυλώνιος; Latin: Diogenes Babylonius;

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* When Alexander the Great visited Diogenes and asked whether he could do anything for the famed teacher, Diogenes replied 'Only stand out of my light.' Perhaps some day we shall know how to heighten creativity. Until then, one of the best things we can do for creative men and women is to stand out of their light. - John W. Gardner

* 'Bury me on my face,' said Diogenes and when he was asked why, he replied, 'Because in a little while everything will be turned upside down.' - Laertius Diogenes


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